I'm an award-winning writer and editor who focuses on science, technology, and sustainability. As an executive editor at Springer Nature, the global publishing company, I co-launched and led editorial efforts for a publishing program focused on global challenges in health and sustainability. 

Earlier, I worked as a senior editor at Discover magazine and Mechanical Engineering magazine, and as a contributing correspondent for Science magazine. At Discover, I edited and top-edited feature stories and columns on topics from astronomy to neuroscience, from bioengineering to renewable energy. At Mechanical Engineering, the flagship magazine of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, I edited and wrote stories covering mechanical engineering, bioengineering, energy, advanced manufacturing, robotics, aerospace, and the Internet of Things. At Science, I wrote about life and environmental sciences. I've also written about science, health and technology for national consumer magazines and digital publications.

Before launching my journalism career, I earned a doctorate in biology from The Johns Hopkins University, and conducted research in biochemistry and microbiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For more, follow me on Twitter (@DanFerber) or connect on LinkedIn.